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Monday, June 25, 2007

Civil War Battle

Here's my video from our last Civil War reenactment. It was in LaPorte Indiana, at the Hesston Steam Engine Museum. It was a great time.

Here's how the reenactment worked. The train went out every 30 minutes from the train station. The Union were on the train. The Confederate were in the woods, about 1/2 way through the ride. The Confederates attacked the train, and shot a cannon, pretending to take out the engine. The train stops.

The Confederate commander talks with the Union commander, and asks him to surrender. The Union commander declines, and both armies prepare to fight. The Union army leaves the train, and the all fight. Theres a cannon, and a calvary guy on a horse.

The Union army looses, and they finally surrender. The Confederates go on the train, and find the chest of gold. They take it from the train, and shoot off the lock. Inside is gold bars.

The Confederate army takes over the train, and leaves the Union forces behind, with a promise not to fight against the Confederates again. The train returns back to the station.

Then, in the next 1/2 hour, they reverse roles, and the Confederate army has control of the train, and the Union army takes it over.


Nathaniel said...

It's amazing. No wonder the Yankees won. They never seem to take casualties.

The McCullough Family said...

That is pretty cool.

a said...

You'd be impressed with the Yankee commander though. On that 3rd train ride video that I took, when I had to turn it off because Jim started crying, the Yankee commander died! It was very impressive.

CSA Brent said...

Oh, they did in these battles. They all did a good job. I think they are to take that Yankee captain and make him the General over all of the northern Illinois groups. The other guy is not only a gimp (literally) but he is the reason why there isn't enough Yankees and they don't die or perform properly in battles.

But these guys from the 7th MI Engineers did super!

a said...

I thought that he did a great job too!